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Voices in the Dark by Ulli Lust

Voices in the Dark (edition 2017)

by Ulli Lust (Author)

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"Germany, in the final years of the Third Reich. Hermann Karnau is a sound engineer obsessed with recording the human voice in all its variations--the rantings of leaders, the roar of crowds, the rasp of throats constricted in fear--and indifferent toeverything else. Employed by the Nazis, his assignments take him to party rallies, to the eastern front, and into the household of Joseph Goebbels. There he meets Helga, the eldest daughter: bright, good-natured, and just beginning to suspect the horror that surrounds her. Based on the acclaimed novel by Marcel Beyer, Voices in the Dark is the first graphic novel by the award-winning cartoonist Ulli Lust. It is the story of an unlikely friendship and of a childhood betrayed, a grim parable of navete and evil, and a vivid, unsettling masterpiece of comics storytelling. As Germany descends into chaos, Helga's and Hermann's lives intertwine, then finally collide. In Hitler's Berlin bunker, with the Red Army closing in, Hermann receives his greatest assignment: recording the Fuhrer's final words--and the last moments of Helga and her family"--… (more)
Title:Voices in the Dark
Authors:Ulli Lust (Author)
Info:New York Review Comics (2017), Edition: Main, 368 pages
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This is a deeply disturbing story of how a young sound engineer, obssessed with the science of acoustics, gets sucked into the horror of right at the centre of the Third Reich. It’s also the story of the Goebbels family as told from the perspective of the oldest daughter Helga. The two stories intertwine and it‘s a strange and tragic mix of innocence and horror.

It‘s really well done. ( )
  EnidaV | Oct 14, 2018 |
Graphic novel based on a book by Marcel Beyer, about a German sound engineer during WWII who experiments with collecting sounds (including experiments on prisoners of the Nazis) and who interacts with the children (including a teen girl who is also a narrator) of a high-level Nazi propagandist until their ultimate downfall. Super, super depressing. ( )
  rivkat | Jul 27, 2018 |
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